Our Local Impact
Since our Affiliate was founded in 1999, we have invested over $11 million into breast health and breast cancer services throughout Kentuckiana.
Where does the money go?
In 2019, people living in our service area, who were uninsured or underinsured, received the following services at no cost:
- 438 screening mammograms
- 505 diagnostic mammograms
- 41 ultrasounds
- 897 treatment support services
- 1,608 transportation assistance
- 4,639 education & navigation resources
In addition, thousands of people received educational materials by attending local health fairs, seminars, and fundraising events.
At Susan G. Komen® Kentucky, we strive to support those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures. We empower people to become their own health advocate, support patients with personalized information, eradicate disparities to improve access to high-quality health care for all, offer treatment assistance and patient support, advocate for strong public policy, and fund innovative research.
What Your Fundraising Dollars Made Possible
In 2019-2020, Komen Kentucky partnered with the following local hospitals to provide services to the uninsured and medically underserved people in our communities:
Flaget Memorial Hospital – The Breast HOPE Program provides treatment support, screenings, lymphedema sleeves and gas cards to women living in Bullitt, Nelson, Larue and Hardin counties.
King’s Daughters Medical Center – providing screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and gas cards to under/uninsured people living in Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Jackson, Johnson, Lee, Lewis, Martin, Owsley and Wolfe counties in Kentucky.
St. Joseph Berea Hospital Foundation – providing screening mammograms, gas cards and lodging to under/uninsured people living in Bath, Boyle, Casey, Clark, Clay, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, Menefee, Mercer, Montgomery, Owsley, Powell, Rockcastle and Wolfe counties in Kentucky.
St. Joseph Hospital Foundation – Yes, Mamm! Program provides screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and gas cards to under/uninsured people living in Fayette County and surrounding rural areas: Adair, Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Harrison, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Scott, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe and Woodford counties in Kentucky.
University of Louisville Hospital – James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the mobile cancer screening van provide screenings, diagnostic services and educational materials to under/uninsured individuals in Anderson, Bullitt, Jefferson, Meade, Oldham and Shelby counties in Kentucky and Clark and Scott counties in Indiana.
University of Louisville Hospital/James Graham Brown Cancer Center to provide gas cards, Tarc 3 tickets and cab rides to low-income people living in Bullitt and Jefferson counties in Kentucky and Floyd county in Indiana and the outlying rural counties throughout Kentucky.
Your very generous support allows us to continue to have this kind of impact in our community.